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Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence Guidelines

U.S. PHS Clinical Practice Guideline Provides Roadmap on Treating Tobacco Use

In 2008, the U.S. Public Health Service released an updated Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence. The Guideline synthesizes more than 8,700 peer-reviewed articles and contains updated recommendations for clinicians, health systems, smokers and policymakers on successfully treating tobacco dependence.

The full Guideline, and other materials for clinicians and patients, is available at http://www.ahrq.gov/path/tobacco.htm

Also, Medscape is offering a free one-hour CME program based on the recommendations drawn from the updated Guideline. To access this free CME program, go to http://cme.medscape.com/viewprogram/17710

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